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Guitarist Juan Alonzo, to Perform at JSCC

Juan Alonzo will be performing at Jackson State Community College. The concert is co-sponsored by the college’s International Education program and the JSCC Spanish Club and is free and open to the public. The event will take place Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ayers Auditorium located in the McWherter Center on the campus at 2046 North Parkway.

The music played by Alonzo varies between rock, ballads, funk, jazz, and classical guitar. His repertoire covers material from composers like Tarrega, Dyens, Brouwer, Piazzolla, and Antonio Lauro.

Born in Miami Beach, Juan Alonzo moved to Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he studied music theory and classical guitar at the Clavier Music Academy. At the age of 12, Juan was performing in his own rock band and had begun writing music. At 16, he completed a guitar certificate at Berklee College of Music. In 2010, Juan moved to Nashville to study music at Middle Tennessee State University. Being bilingual, Juan writes songs in both English and Spanish, and through this he is able to connect to both audiences.

For more information regarding this event, contact Mary Wadley at (731) 424-3520 ext. 50252 or email her at mwadley@jscc.edu.